Tagged With "crowded-house-debut"

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Mold on UK CD singles

Bevington ·
Just thought I'd ask you about this. As a collector of Crowded House for about 30 years, I went through my CD singles recently to rip them to iTunes - unsure why I haven't done this earlier! I was copying the UK pressings of CD singles (all the double packs) from the Woodface album (Nails In My Feat, Locked Out and Distant Sun). To my shock when I looked at the playing surface of ALL of the 6 CDs they all had this mold or fungus on it. It wasn't the furry kind that grows on fruit, it was...
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30 Years Ago...

The Ligature ·
An article about the Crowded House debut album. http://diffuser.fm/crowded-house-debut
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Patjoller ·
Have to check but I think I have this somewhere. Will let you know
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Bevington ·
Thanks PATJOLLER that would be awesome! My email is darren.leach@gmail.com Thanks!
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Patjoller ·
so I dug on my cd singles stack and managed to find all the CH UK double packs. Unfortunately I also have some of them that have that kind of mold on them too. I managed to clean them with those magic eraser sponges and it kinda worked. I can play the cds on my computer. So will send you the links to your mail. Let me know if you need songs from the other damaged singles.
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stuartjb ·
My copies of Distant Sun and locked out double pack with the album lyrics both ended up with this bizarre white frosty / Cristalised stuff on them - is this the same as others are mentioning here ? I succesfully managed to clean mines with a baby wipe , and they work fine now . In my thousands of cds , they're the only ones it's ever happened to. Baby wipes are great
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Patjoller ·
Yep, it's the same I had (also on fingers of love double cd pack). I cleaned them with this magic eraser sponge and they are readable again.
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stuartjb ·
Yeah sorry it's the fingers of love double that has the ta lyrics . Happened to mines too
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Bevington ·
Yes that frosting is the same. I managed to clean them up as well but only Locked Out is unreadable sadly. Many thanks to Patjoller for sending me the b-sides
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Patjoller ·
glad I could help.
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Black_and_White ·
Sorry to hear you've been affected by this - It's not mould or fungus, it's a known chemical reaction between the CD surface and the printing inks that they were using in the early 90's out of EMI's Swindon plant for the digi-packs - found out about this 10 years ago when my copy of Locked Out had same thing happen and did some research to find what issue was - unfortunately it renders the discs unplayable You might find copies on eBay, just make sure you get any seller to send you recent...
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Heartland ·
Hi seem to remember people saying that if you use Exact Audio Copy this will copy the disc even though the original won't play. Never tried though.
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Bevington ·
Thanks for the replies. My computer won't even recognise or read the disc. But I'll give it a go as nothing else is working. Thanks
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Bevington ·
Hi again, I downloaded EAC but as mentioned my CD drive doesnt even read that theres a disc in the drive All I want is the live b-sides off Locked Out, so if you can help with those that would be great?
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